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Table 7 MODALITY in indicative clauses as commands

From: Recreating the image of Chan master Huineng: the roles of MOOD and MODALITY

   Wong Heng Cleary Cheng
Modulated indicatives   59 55 36 70
Low value   4 (7 %) 2 (4 %) 1 (3 %) 8 (11.5 %)
  need not 4 1 - 1
  may - 1 - 3
  can - - 1 3
  could - - - 1
Median value   49 (83 %) 39 (71 %) 28 (78 %) 54 (77 %)
  will 2 - - -
  should 46 39 28 53
  shall 1 - - 1
High value   6 (10 %) 14 (25 %) 7 (19 %) 8 (11.5 %)
  have to 5 - - -
  must - 13 4 -
  ought to 1 1 - 2
  need to - - 3 6